Many people are unaware of the benefits to using solar power for their business.
One of the most rewarding things about working in this industry is helping small businesses become more efficient with energy usage. Today, I will highlight 3 ways that employing solar power can benefit your business.
The first way that solar can help you save money on your electricity bills is with net metering. A lot of times, small businesses like restaurants and retail stores will see a spike in power usage at certain times throughout the day—for example during a busy lunch hour or near the end of a workday when everyone turns on their office equipment simultaneously.
When your business is consuming more energy than it’s producing, you have to buy power from your electric company. When you are producing more than you consume, the excess energy is sent to the utility grid and your meter runs backwards. This system benefits you because you can offset some of your electricity costs by selling power back to the utility while still being able to use that power during times when your business needs it most.
Be Energy Efficient
Since you are generating power during the day when it’s bright out, you have to use some of that power for things like lighting the store or office, or powering equipment like air conditioning units or refrigerators. If you keep these items running throughout the day while the sun is generating power, you are using less electricity from the utility company. This will definitely boost your savings!
Become More Sustainable
The more energy that you produce with solar panels, the less power you have to buy or generate from coal or other fossil fuels. Some people worry about global warming which represents a serious threat for our environment. If you use solar power, there is no risk to you or your business.
Being more sustainable sets you up for success in the future. You can save money, be more efficient with your energy usage, and protect the environment with solar power today.